Gore Verbinski has just announced that he will team up with producer Graham King to develop an animated film that John Logan is expected to write. According to Variety, details of the storyline are scarce, but Verbinski would likely use his facility that did the f/x-based creatures on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Verbinski and King both said they had wanted to make an animated film. "It's the first movie I've ever done that I can take my kids to," said King. "I've been looking to do movies that play to audiences of all ages."

The untitled Gore Verbinski animated feature is scheduled for a 2010 release.